Chief Education Officer, Melena Fontaine has said the Dominica State College (DSC) has the mandate to lead as the premier tertiary educational institution in Dominica but students must play their part.
She made that statement while addressing the official opening ceremony of orientation week at the DSC on Monday.
“It is quite intentional that Dominica State College has the mandate to lead as the premier tertiary educational institution of the Commonwealth of Dominica,” she said.
However, she pointed out that notwithstanding all the preparatory work the only way that the college can be sustained as the premiere institution, “is by you students playing your part.”
Fontaine revealed that there are several new programmes being offered at the college.
“I am aware that a new faculty of general studies is being introduced this year as well as new and enhance programmes, we have new dates,” she said.
She pointed out that the Centre of Excellence and Information Technology was opened in May, “ensuring various programmes to you, the students of the Dominica State College.”
She noted that evening classes for all faculties were expanded to accommodate the working students and that the Ministry of Education recently dialogued with the faculty of education with the intension of improving on the programmes within that faculty to teach the nation’s children.
Over 600 students are set to begin studies at the DSC this year.